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Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports
volume 224, page(s) 931


The Honorable James T. Healey, of Waterbury, who served as a judge of the Superior Court for ten years, died on November 19, 1992. He was seventy-four years old.

Judge Healey was born in Waterbury on October 15, 1918, son of the late Probate Court Judge Patrick J. and Kathleen Healey. He graduated from Crosby High School in 1936 and from Yale University, where he received his B.A. degree in 1940. He served in the United States Army from 1941 to 1945, attaining the rank of major. After his discharge, he enrolled in the Yale Law School, where he received his law degree in 1947. He was admitted to the Connecticut Bar that same year.

Judge Healey entered the private practice of law in Waterbury and was a partner in the law firm of Healey and Healey until his appointment to the bench. He served five terms in the Connecticut House of Representatives beginning in 1967, during which he was Vice-Chairman of the Banks Committee in 1971, Ranking Member of the Judiciary committee in 1973 and House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee in 1975.

Judge Healey was nominated to the Court of Common Pleas in 1977 and to the Superior Court in 1978. He reached the mandatory retirement age in 1988, after which he continued to serve the judicial system as a state trial referee.

Judge Healey and his wife, the former Marie Tedeschi, were the parents of one child.